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, four or five very large containers on the floor. i could tell that law enforcement would find them very important and interesting and i was determined to get them in the right place as quickly as i could. >> ryssdal: the boxes did turn out to be both interesting and important. and they eventually ended up in the right place. here, with the commissioner of political practices, in helena, montana. but that's a story-- of secrets and money and politics-- that we'll come back to. first, i need to tell you what's been going on in montana's elections. i got to butte on the fourth of july. on the surface, there was the usual hoopla and fanfare. marching bands, flag twirlers, shriners, mermaids and, of course, politicians of every stripe. >> butte's candidate right here. >> re-elect pat noonan. he's my son. >> ryssdal: but there's something different about this year's campaign. there are new hidden forces at work. nowhere is this more evident than in a barnburner of a race that may well decide which party controls the u.s. senate. with the stakes so high, this race is attracting big money from
of wrong dog. >> do you have not think that a man who has been found guilty by due process of law ought to be slightly penitant? >> if it is in fact due process. you see, jeremy, your problem is you have no idea how that system operates. and you should know something about that. >> you're the one who chose to locate his business there. >> i did, yes. >> were you just foolish or what? >> in fact, i'd say that's slightly overstating it, but i made a mistake. i underestimated the vin at and corruption of the american legal system. i confess to that. i'm very penitant about it, too. >> what's astonishing is a man who has been through this should show no humidity and no shame. >> of course not. i've been persecuted half to death. i don't have any shame. i'm proud of having been in a u.s. federal prison and survived as well as i did. i had no problems whatsoever, not in the regime and not amongst the fellow residents. let me tell you something -- i am proud of having gone through the terribly difficult process of being falsely charged, falsely convicted and ultimately almost completely vindic
, and a vast population from which to choose trial subjects, all of whom are required under indian law to give their informed consent. >> i put my thumbprint on the document and my daughter-in-law signed in hindi, but the form was in english, so we couldn't understand everything. >> but that was enough for a 3-day-old healthy boy to be given a trial polio vaccine. he had a severe adverse event which was recorded by the hospital. four days later his family says he still has breathing and eating problems. this baby is more than one of 80 patients who the records show was severely affected in the trials in this town, most of which took place here at the main hospital. the families of the dozens who died might have never known their loved ones were ever on a trial, were it not for a doctor here at the hospital who turned whistleblower. >> the clinical trial subjects don't know the meaning of clinical trials. these doctors, they are making money and they are making huge amounts from the pharmaceutical companies. they are interested only in money. >> after he challenged his colleague he lost his job
. >> it'd be pretty difficult for him to actually repeal the healthcare law within 24 hours. he would need to go to congress and we'd still have to wait and see if republicans are in control of the senate or the house. >> sarah kliff covers healthcare issues for the washington post. while she says democratic control of the senate would throw a wrench into romney's plans, there are immediate steps a romney administration could take to start to undo obama's signature piece of legislation. >> one option the romney administration could pursue is not offering funds to the various departments that are supposed to implement the health care law. that could really slow down and make it very difficult to implement the law even if it were left standing as a law. >> for all the rancor surrounding the legislation, the percentage of americans with medical insurance has barely budged since the law was passed 31 months ago. according to the census an estimated 84.3 percent of americans had medical insurance last year compared to 83.7 percent the year before. because of the legislation, a few million young
coyle of the national law journal. >> woodruff: and spencer michels looks at the complaints about apple's maps and the high stakes for those trying to come up with something better. >> the battle over digital map making indicates how crucial this field has become and it could bode well for consumers as the maps get better. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the u.s. death toll from the giant storm named sandy has risen to at least 63 today. about 6.5 million homes and businesses are still without electricity though there were signs of daily life returning to its usual rhythm in some places. a familiar sound returned to lower manhattan streets last night. ( horns honking ) the power did not. police helpe
wall street." he is now a senior fellow and adjunct professor at the new york university school of law. neil barofsky, welcome. >> thank you. >> when you were a kid, did you say, "mom, dad, i want to grow up and be an inspector general?" >> no, i said i wanted to be a lawyer, though. >> you did? >> it must be some sort of major genetic flaw i have. but my mom keeps a fortune cookie that said, "you will be a great lawyer one day." and i signed it and dated it. i think i was 12 years old. so there was something weird about me that i wanted to be a lawyer. i wanted to be a prosecutor. i mean, that was sort of what i wanted to do. maybe it's from watching tv shows, "perry mason," as a kid or something like that. but i was always drawn to the law. and so i think i did have this drive for public service. but certainly never did think that i'd be an inspector general one day. i didn't really even know what that was until i actually got the job, to be honest with you. >> when you took the job, i read about you. and i thought, "why is someone like that, with that record of prosecution going to
indiscriminately and kill a lot of civilians, that's also a violation of international law. >> warner: but the threat of legal action offers no protection to these students, who now dream of what they'll become when they grow up. >> dentist. >> teacher". >> warner: no one can tell them when this war will end, what kind of country they will inherit, and whether they'll live to fulfill those dreams. >> brown: next, immigration may not be a front-burner issue for the presidential candidates right now, but it is something many voters care about in the swing state of iowa. paul yeager of iowa public television reports on how demographic shifts in his state are changing the political landscape. his story is part of our new collaboration with public media partners across the country from areas that will likely determine the outcome of the election in a series we call "battleground dispatches." >> reporter: last fall, in the run up to the republican caucuses, illegal immigration was a hot topic on the campaign trail in iowa. >> if you hire someone who is illegal, we're going to sanction you.
: they will say we're playing by the rules." >> absolutely. those are the rules. it's the law. they are allowed to do that until the law changes they are well within their legal rights to do it. >> brown: so where else? stay with the outside spending playing a big role. where do you see that? >> one state where it's sort of reversed is in indiana where the democratic candidate has been getting more of a benefit. in that state joe donnelly has spent less of his own money on ads than the outside democratic groups so that's another big one. and virginia is huge and i've been told by people who watch these things closely, the people who watch who's up and who's down that it's made a significant difference in virginia the republican candidate george allen has been vastly outspent. i think he's spent about $3 million on ads. outside groups have spent about $14 million on ads and that has allowed him to complete blow for blow with tim cain. >> brown: the interesting other case is massachusetts, lots of money, tons of money but not from outside, right? >> exactly. the two candidates, scott brown and el
. they know they have to open right away. there is actually a law in the state of florida, also, that if you have more than "x" number of gas stations you have to have a hookup regenerater. so we're prepared here to make sure we can get those things up and running. >> tom: we're talking about states that aren't-- this is the second hurricane in 14 months, but new york, new jersey, delaware, pennsylvania, connecticut, these are not hurricane-prepared states historically speaking. >> historically that's correct. this is pretty resilient people up there, though. >> tom: sure. >> what we are hoping is they local emergency managers did the things they need to do and it will be awhile before we get electricity back. that will be an issue. and we're going have to make sure there is adequate supply of generators to get the key things up and running like our grocery stores, gas stations, hospitals, and make sure we get those upjohn line first. >> you inherited a bee's nest worth of trouble after you came in two weeks after hurricane katrina. how has the agency changed in order to respond to sandy tod
to was economy university. i did it for a year. then two years of law. basically i didn't really know what i wanted to do. and it seemed the right thing that my parents said as long as you study we will pay for everything. so i did this university for three years. and then i had a stint at san diego, california, which is a place that i really adore. but i guess i was looking more for a new york energy and it didn't have it. so i then went to london, 1976, to study kpun cases. i went to california to do international relations then went to london-- it was really just any excuse to be able to be kept by my parents in a way. in london i fell into photography. >> rose: how did you fall into it. >> it's a really funny story. i believe so much that things come to you. and basically i went to a friend's house for lunch and there was a foted owe of himself on his mantle piece. and i said what a great photograph. and he told me this girl studying photography here took it. i said i have always heard of this girl i would love to meet her. i went to meet her at her school. when a rifed if he school she
by federal law rather than the constitution. congress could change that date. there's actually provision for, if a state doesn't get its vote in on time, basically for the state legislature to make a decision about which electors to send to vote for president. so there are actually ways for that to happen. i just don't think anybody is that the a point right now. >> ifill: if you're in massachusetts or connecticut and your constituents don't have power, they're not watching the ads, maybe the voting machines aren't working, sandy could have a more direct effect. >> i think we're going to have to wait for that week. it will have an effect certainly on the candidates' abilities to communicate their messages in the last days. a lot of candidates will hold back money so that they can barrage voters with ads in the last week. some of the candidates that have done this time may find out it wasn't a good idea to husband all that money. perhaps they should have put the money out earlier. obviously nobody could have predicted this. >> ifill: when the people get their power back, they will see ads. >>
data because i live in virginia where the election privacy laws are unusually strict. the best he could do is show me the kind of data he could collect on a hypothetical voter like me. >> wow. the type of clothes that i buy. whether i have a gold card. if i have a pool. if i have a pet. if i'm a nascar fan. veteran. smoker. but why are these details so valuable to the campaign? so do the campaigns care about what kind of car i drive, what kind of music i listen to? >> only if it has to do... if it says something and predicts something about the way you're going on vote. you may not vote republican because you drive a corvette. but there may be a correlation between people who own corvettes and voting behavior. if there is they're going to exploit that correlation and try to find as many corvette owners as they can. >> reporter: the ability to predict voter behavior is what makes all of this data so powerful. once the campaigns collect all of this seemingly random information about us, they feed it into sophisticated mathematical formulas, called algorithms which are used to predict vote
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